Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 3rd, 2004
"Children under the age of 10 years and immunocompromised people seem to be especially prone to infections with reptile-associated Salmonella spp. and often experience severe clinical courses, including fatalities due to septicemia and meningitis," said M. Schroter and colleagues at the Institute for Infectious Medicine in Hamburg, Germany. Their findings appeared in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
In the study, fecal samples were collected from pet snakes and tested for...
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